- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The attorney for a 15-year-old Northern California boy says his client has been sentenced to juvenile detention after admitting to voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his older sister.

Adante Pointer told the Oakland Tribune (https://bit.ly/10Ah7g8) the boy was sentenced this week to up to 10 years, though he could be released to his family in as little as two years.

Police said the boy opened fire on his 17-year-old sister at their Oakland home on Jan. 23 because she had bleached his laundry. He fled before turning himself into police days later. He was charged with murder and gun possession.

Pointer says the shooting was accidental and had nothing to do with laundry. He says his client has expressed remorse and been supported by his family.


Information from: The Oakland Tribune, https://www.oaklandtribune.com

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